June 2018 Archive

Feeling hot, hot, hot

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From reports of schools cancelling sports' days, builders turning up to work in skirts and dresses because they are not allowed to wear shorts and concerns about railway tracks buckling, the current heatwave is headline news for all sorts of reasons. More …

Case Report: The Guarantee/Indemnity Distinction

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This case highlights the importance of the distinction between primary and secondary obligations in a contract of suretyship. More …

Rhiannon Jenkins: Should commuting count as working time?

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Time spent commuting is not usually ‘working time’. Employers do not generally have any control over an employee’s activities until they reach the workplace, and have no say in where the employee lives or how long they spend commuting. More …

Legal Business

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Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory bulletin

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The Williams review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare was published on 11 June 2018. This Review is important because it considers issues faced by all regulators and those who are regulated and is not limited to allegations of gross negligence misconduct (GNM). More …

How to handle World Cup HR issues

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The World Cup kicks off today – and employers may find themselves managing competing requests for time off or transfers to another shift, as well as a spike in unauthorised absences. Vicky Schollar offers some advice. More …

Employment partners rue ‘conservative’ Supreme Court judgment in highly-anticipated gig economy case

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A Supreme Court decision which was expected to have significant ramifications for the ‘gig economy’ has disappointed employment partners who hoped the ruling would move questions around workers’ rights further forward. More …

Blake Morgan crowned law firm of the year at Solent Deals Awards

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Leading law firm Blake Morgan is celebrating after retaining their title as Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Solent Deal Awards 2018. More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory Bulletin - June 2018

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Welcome to another of our professional regulatory case law updates. More …